I’ve Been Nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award! | Stevie Turner, Indie Author.

Real Neat blog award


I’ve been nominated by Stevie Turner for the Real Neat Blog Award. My regular readers here know that I don’t nominate any one blogger in particular, but if any of you would like to add this award to your blog, I offer it to all of you to copy and paste it for yourselves from me to you.


And of course with the award come the rules,


  1. Put the award logo on your blog.

  2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

  3. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.

  4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, and ask them 7 questions.

  5. Let them know you have nominated them.

And if I’m going to accept an award, I have to answer the questions that Stevie posed to her nominees, so here goes:


1.  If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?

I would love to have a secretary to handle all the admin work and look after my social media so I could write more.

2.  Do you think we have been put upon this earth for a purpose?  If so, what is it?

Yes, I fully believe we were put on earth for a reason. I have always been a watcher, and teller of what I observe. I’m sure many of my extroverted communication skills relate to my being born in the sign of Gemini – the great communicators. I can’t say why each person is put on earth but I do remember a psychic medium telling me years ago that I was born to teach my mother life lessons.

3.  Do you think life was better before the Internet and explosion of social media sites?

I’ll start by saying that life was a lot more private before the internet revolution. In many ways I’ve seen that social skills have become diminished since the advent of social media. Before I became a published author I had de-activated my Facebook account. To help build my social platform I re-opened it. I like the interaction on social media and connecting with other writers and readers, but like anything we do on the web, we always have to think twice about everything we write because it seems the whole world judges our words now.

4.  Which of your possessions can you not do without?

Oh that’s a toughie! I’m a packrat. It’s hard enough for me to donate things to charity annually because it’s hard to part with articles that have brought me joy and comfort, despite not wearing or using them for years, lol. Books! I won’t be without my books, even if many of them have been taking up real estate on my shelves, taking up valuable space, squashing the new ones I’m always adding. And shoes. Yes shoes. I love shoes, always have, always will and hate to part with any of them.

5.  What would be your dream job?

Writing books. Just writing books – no publishing, no admin work.

6.  If you won the lottery, what would you buy first?

A beach house or condo in Mexico and a ranch bungalow in Sedona, Arizona.

7.  Do you believe in an afterlife, or do we just die and that’s the end of it?

I do believe there is something after this life. Of course, nobody can say for certain if there is life after but the many encounters I’ve had with spirit and lost loved ones tells me that there is something more after.

Please visit Stevie’s blog HERE and check out the answers to the questions she was given.


Source: I’ve Been Nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award! | Stevie Turner, Indie Author.

35 thoughts on “I’ve Been Nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award! | Stevie Turner, Indie Author.

  1. Great answers! I thought I couldn´t live without my books but when we moved to Spain I had to get rid of 75% of my darlings. Of course I kept my most favourites. But I have survived without them! Shoes are a different story though. I do love my shoes.


    1. Lol Darlne, yay, another shoe girl! And yes, the books. Well, I’ve downsized 3 times in the last 8 years. If I ever have to move again it will definitely be time to part with some of my books. For now, I like them near me. 🙂


  2. Congratulations Debby – I could see the condo or beach house coming! Enjoy the thoughts flowing from the award – cheers Hilary


  3. Congrats, Deb! I’m with you on the secretary thingy. Jeez, imagine all the time we’d redirect to writing… You cracked me up with the books and shoes. Maybe you should add a storage locker to the condo and bungalow 🙂 ❤


  4. Congratulations for the award, you deserve many more dear friend. Those are honest answers Deb…Loved all of them! At times I dream of buying a lottery ticket! 🙂


  5. Congratulations on the award, Debby! Stevie has good taste with her nominees 🙂 I agree about having a secretary – would be so nice as then we could focus more on the actual writing ❤


  6. I enjoyed learning more about you through this Q & A, Debby. These are some good questions with interesting answers. I hear you about the invention of the internet and social media!

    And, yeah… wouldn’t it be nice we could just write and write and write, without all the other “stuff” around it. This reminds me of when I was a teacher. I loved the job of teaching in the classroom and making an impact on my students. But, I hated all the lesson prep, the meetings, the supervisions, the correcting papers, creating tests and examinations… Where is that secretary? 🙂


    1. Thanks for sharing here Liesbet. Yes, it seems that many jobs come attached with other odd jobs too. Still, it would be nice to just be able to focus on the thing we love most – writing! 🙂


  7. Great answers, Debby! I have a thing for shoes and books, too! No, Hubs doesn’t get it. i love social media, but try to limit my time on it because time gets sucked into a huge vortex, never to return.


  8. I nodded my head as I read every one of your answers. Yup. Yup. Yup. That’s how I feel. Although I’m not a Gemini, I birthed two of them, so that should count. And I tend to hoard earrings, rather than shoes, but I suppose it’s all the same. :-0 Congrats on your award!


    1. Thanks Pam. Oh, and don’t even get me started with earrings! I have more earrings than shoes, and I wouldn’t even want to take a guess at how many LOL. 🙂


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